Weight Loss Challenges

Are you looking to make ongoing healthy lifestyle changes through weight loss? Join a YMCA Weight Loss Challenge!

Weight Loss Challenges at the YMCA are designed so that individuals of all levels of fitness can take steps towards healthy lifestyle changes, and approach weight loss in a safe, motivating, and supportive environment. 

12-Week Spring Meltdown Challenge

Looking to shed some unwanted weight before summer? Join us for our Spring Meltdown Challenge! Your certified personal trainer will meet with you and your team weekly, make sure that you are exercising at the correct intensity for optimal percent body fat loss, and also hold you accountable, along with your teammates!


March 18 – June 8 Members: $299 Non-Members: $399

This program is valued at $480 for Members and $899 for Non-Members

Challenge Includes:

  • 6 InBody Consultations (bi-weekly)
  • 12 Small Group One-Hour Training Sessions with a trainer
  • Weekly emails, including on-your-own exercise challenges
  • Non-Members receive ‘member’ access to the Fercho and Schlossman YMCAs between March 18 – June 8.

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Pick Your Team!
Sign up for your team based on your preference for available days/times offered!

Jeff’s Team
Personal Trainer: Jeffrey Duerr | jeffrey.duerr@ymcacassclay.org
Join Jeff’s team to get a variety of exercises that will stimulate and challenge your muscles and keep you interested. Jeff believes that exercise will become a lifestyle if it’s fun and rewarding!

  • Section #1: Tuesdays | Fercho YMCA | 4:00 – 5:00pm | Max 4/Group
  • Section #2: Wednesdays | Fercho YMCA | 5:30 – 6:30pm | Max 4/Group 
  • Section #3: Thursdays | Fercho YMCA | 4:00 – 5:00pm | Max 4/Group

Becca’s Team
Personal Trainer: Becca Murphy  | rebecca.murphy@ymcacassclay.org
Be prepared to do more than gym time on Becca’s team! It’s about your mindset, time management, stress, nutrition and sleep. If you want to see changes, you need to be willing to make changes!

  • Section #4: Wednesdays | Fercho YMCA | 12:00 – 1:00pm | Max 6/Group
  • Section #5: Saturdays | Schlossman YMCA | 9:00 – 10:00am | Max 6/Group
  • Section #6: Mondays | Schlossman YMCA | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Max 6/Group

Ben’s Team
Personal Trainer: Ben Wheeler | benjamin.wheeler@ymcacassclay.org
Ben believes in a training approach that methodically and progressively works towards achieving one’s individual fitness goals. “To get faster, stronger, lose weight, or become more flexible, we must continually challenge ourselves.”

  • Section #7: Mondays and Wednesdays | Schlossman YMCA | 12:00 – 12:30pm |  Max 4/Group
  • Section #8: Saturdays | Fercho YMCA | 8:30 – 9:30am | Max 6/Group
  • Section #9: Tuesdays and Thursdays | Fercho YMCA | 2:00 – 2:30pm | Max 4/Group

Keith’s Team
Personal Trainer: Keith Shaughnessy | keith.shaughnessy@ymcacassclay.org
Keith likes to implement fast-paced workouts focusing on strength, core, and cardiovascular fitness. Knock out your specific intense workouts with Keith, and complete easy days by yourself. 

  • Section #10: Mondays and Wednesdays | Fercho YMCA | 7:00 – 7:30am | Max 4/Group
  • Section #11: Thursdays | Schlossman YMCA | 12:00 – 1:00pm | Max 4/Group

Chans’s Team
Personal Trainer: Chans Brown | chans.brown@ymcacassclay.org
Chans’s training style will challenge you as well as get you moving with a combination of strength, power and cardiovascular training. “Come ready to sweat, work and have fun all in an hour’s time!”

  • Section #12: Tuesdays | Schlossman YMCA | 6:45 – 7:45am | Max 6/Group
  • Section #13: Thursdays | Schlossman YMCA | 7:00 – 8:00am | Max 6/Group

Winners will be based on percentage of body fat lost. Winning teams and individuals will receive YMCA swag!

  • One Team Winner
  • One Female Individual Winner
  • One Male Individual Winner

For more information on Weight Loss Challenges at the YMCA, please contact Ryan Carlson at 701.356.1447 or ryan.carlson@ymcacassclay.org.